[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#590092: Please remove the versioned dependency on ifupdown

Wouter Verhelst w at uter.be
Fri Jul 23 15:26:16 UTC 2010

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Severity: wishlist


isc-dhcp-client contains a versioned dependency on ifupdown, to avoid
some breakage that was fixed in one particular version of that package.
Unfortunately, this dependency makes it impossible to install
isc-dhcp-client without also installing ifupdown, which makes it
impossible to install ipcfg, the ifupdown replacement that I'm working
on and which is in experimental.

Please remove this versioned dependency; you can make it a versioned
Conflicts, or a versioned Breaks instead.


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